Please forward this error screen to sharedip-1071804057. Please forward this error screen to sharedip-1601539635. Suicide and Depression Although most people who are depressed do not kill themselves, untreated depression can increase the risk of possible suicide. If you are having suicidal teens help about harming or killing yourself, you should seek consultation with a medical or mental health professional immediately.
Suicide is considered a possible complication of depressive illness in combination with other risk factors because suicidal thoughts and behavior can be symptoms of moderate to severe depression. These symptoms typically respond to proper treatment, and usually can be avoided with early intervention for depressive illness. Any concerns about suicidal risk should always be taken seriously and evaluated by a qualified professional immediately. In 1997, suicide was the 8th leading cause of death in the United States. 6 out of every 100,000 persons died by suicide. The total number of suicides was approximately 30,535.